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Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

When it comes to regulations, small businesses may feel the sting the most. Here, we parse how each of the candidates might alleviate those pressures.
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

The Sleeper Campaign Issue: Net Neutrality

It's a battle between carriers and internet companies with important economic implications. And the presidential candidates see it very differently.
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney

Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney

The Presidential candidates have been stumping for tax reform on the campaign trail, laying out two different approaches. Here's a comparison.
How to Stump: Storytelling Tips from the Campaign Trail

How to Stump: Storytelling Tips from the Campaign Trail

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Ann Romney, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and even Clint Eastwood about what to do (or not do) when standing in the spotlight.
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.
Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Republicans Spotlight Entrepreneurs at Convention

Small-business owners were front and center in Tampa, Fla., this week.
Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

Entrepreneur Becomes Lightning Rod in 'We Built It' Debate

At the Republican National Convention, Sher Valenzuela stirs more controversy over the role of government in supporting small-business owners.
Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Tech Entrepreneurs Urge Presidential Candidates to Consider Internet Freedom

Members of 'Internet 2012' will hit the road next month to spread the word about bills they say could threaten free sharing of information online.
Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
Making Apps for Political Junkies

Making Apps for Political Junkies

The 2012 Presidential election is the first one where people are tethered to their smartphones, and this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by scores of app makers.
From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

From BBQ Pits to Badge Makers, Businesses Prep for Conventions

Entrepreneurs in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa are hoping for a boost as Republicans and Democrats gather for the political season's big events.
3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

High-tech political junkies are finding new ways to reach voters.
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

As the Presidential campaign takes center stage, here's a look at the issues entrepreneurs care about the most.
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

Is a background in business essential to running the country? Here are several former presidents who transitioned from the boardroom to the Oval Office.
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

7 Reasons Small Business Supports Romney (Opinion)

Small-business owners overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Here are seven reasons why.
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